Applied Organometallic Chemistry

Responsabile: Prof. Andrea Biffis, PO, Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche


Composizione del GRE:

  • Andrea Biffis, PO
  • Cristina Tubaro, PA
  • Alessandro Aliprandi, PA
  • Marco Baron, RTDb
  • Thomas Scattolin, RTDa


Aree di ricerca di afferenza:

  • Conversione dell'energia solare
  • Mobilità e Biocarburanti
  • Sistemi di accumulo energetico



The group activity focuses on the design, synthesis, characterization and reactivity of selected classes of organometallic compounds with potential application as catalysts, as bioactive molecules or as active components for advanced materials and devices (luminescent devices, sensors, liquid crystals). The main target are late transition metal complexes with N-heterocyclic carbene ligands (NHCs). The structure and properties of the carbene ligands are matched to the metal centre to yield complexes with the desired properties. Ongoing research involves catalysts for C-H functionalizations and CO2 valorization, functional complexes for cooperative catalysis or improved bioactivity, as well as NHC-stabilized molecular gold clusters. We also study the luminescent properties and self-assembly behaviours of organometallic compounds and their application in electrochemiluminescence and chemiluminescence.


Ultime cinque pubblicazioni

  1. G. Meloni, L. Beghetto, M. Baron, A. Biffis, P. Sgarbossa, M. Mba, P. Centomo, L. Orian, C. Graiff, C. Tubaro, Manganese(III) complexes with tetradentate O^C^C^O ligands: Synthesis, characterization and catalytic studies on the CO2 cycloaddition with epoxides, Molecular Catalysis, 538, 2023, 113006.
  2. Conte, M. Baron, S. Bonacchi, S. Antonello, A. Aliprandi, Copper and silver nanowires for CO2 electroreduction, Nanoscale, 2023,15, 3693-3703.
  3. M. Bevilacqua, M. Roverso, S. Bogialli, C. Graiff, A. Biffis, From Au11 to Au13: Tailored Synthesis of Superatomic Di-NHC/PPh3-Stabilized Molecular Gold Nanoclusters, Inorg. Chem. 2023, 62, 4, 1383–1393.
  4. Longhi, M. Baron, M. Rancan, G. Bottaro, L. Orian, C. Graiff, M. Roverso, I. Menegazzo, L. Armelao, S. Bogialli, C. Tubaro, Silver(I) and gold(I) complexes with bitriazole-based N-heterocyclic carbene ligand: Solid state features and behaviour in solution, Appl Organomet Chem., 2022; e6764.
  5. R. De Marco, M. Dal Grande, M. Baron, L. Orian, C. Graiff, T. Achard, S. Bellemin-Laponnaz, A. Pöthig, C. Tubaro, Synthesis, Structural Characterization and Antiproliferative Activity of Gold(I) and Gold(III) Complexes Bearing Thioether-Functionalized N-Heterocyclic Carbenes, Eur. J. Inorg.Chem., 2021, 4196–4206.



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